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(( HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL SEE TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
ALLEN DUDLEY AND ROSCOE REYNOLDS APPEAR TO BE THE MOST INTERESTED IN VIRGIL GOODE'S SOON TO BE VACANT STATE SENATE SEAT--
THROUGHOUT THE STATE, AND THE NATION, TODAY WAS A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AND CELEBRATION FOR THE NATION'S VETERANS. ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
Tonight is Monday, November Eleventh- our Top Story
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VO-NAT


Liberty University dodges a bullet-- for now-- as it comes up with a million dollar payment avoiding foreclosure.
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P-Liberty


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-28
SS=news-7 pt


Good Evening.
You're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
GRAPHIC=Liberty University


Liberty University owes about 15-million dollars to investors who bought bonds the school issued in the 1980's.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


The cash-strapped university had offered to make a lump sum payment of half that total.
Liberty says it withheld interest payments while it waited to hear whether that deal would be accepted.
But the committees that control the account reportedly never informed the bondholders of the offer.
Over the weekend, those same committees threatened to foreclose on the school unless the interest payments were made.
Liberty says it gave in by paying the million dollars to the quote-- "reckless and unreasonable demands" of the bondholders' committee.
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P-Radford-Visitors


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-31
GRAPHIC=covington


In the wake of a controversial evaluation on his first year in office, Radford University president Douglas Covington is getting a pay raise.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford;


The board of visitors approved a two-point-five percent performance raise today.
And it passed a resolution pledging to work candidly and harmoniously with the president, and to develop an employment contract.
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SOT 22:06:20
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((JIM STUTTS/RADFORD UNIV. RECTOR: WE FELT THAT WAS A VERY POSITIVE STATEMENT TO SAY WE WILL BE WORKING TOGETHER CANDIDLY, AS WE DID IN OUR MEETING TODAY, AND TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS THAT WE'LL SET FORTH FOR THE FUTURE, AND OF COURSE TO WORK TOWARDS A CONTRACT. ))
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((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RADFORD UNIV. PRESIDENT: I BELIEVE THAT THE EVALUATION LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR A VERY PRODUCTIVE AND MUTUALLY SUPPORTIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE VARIOUS CONSTITUENT GROUPS OF THE UNIVERSITY IN THE FUTURE.))
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SUPER=01-Douglas Covington/Radford Univ. President; :18
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VO-NAT


Covington and the board are keeping quiet about details of the evaluation, which a citizens group charged was racially- motivated.
Covington is the first African-American university president in Virginia, and the evaluation was the first of ANY president at Radford.
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P-Tech-Visitors


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=eea
TAPE#596-32
GRAPHIC=tech


At Virginia Tech, the board of Visitors stood behind the University's actions for how it handled nine indicted football players.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg


The board did not discuss the matter in open session, but while in executive session, President Torgersen briefed them on the situation.
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IN Q=the board fully

((HENRY DEKKER/RECTOR/;THE BOARD FULLY SUPPORTS DR. TORGERSEN, IN THE ACTIONS HE'S TAKEN AND WE HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS AND THE FOOTBALL COACH AND WE THING THE CONTINUING APPROPRIATE ACTION WILL BE TAKE.))
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ANCHOR=Connie
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The players were indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury last week.

P-Mexico-Fire


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#Net
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Juan Ixhuatepec; :


Not far from Mexico City, a fire fighter may be dead after a gasoline storage tank exploded today-- and a second caught fire.
At least eleven other people were hurt.
It was November 19th, 1984, that a series of explosions in underground gas pipelines in that area killed more than 500 people.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wilmington, CA; :


Outside of Los Angeles, another explosion today rocked a Texaco refinery-- sending flames 100 feet in the air.
A plume of black smoke rose thousands of feet and could be seen for miles.
More than 110 firefighters were sent to battle the blaze, no word yet on what caused the blast and resulting fire.
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p-Texaco-Protest


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=NONE


Meantime, a boycott against Texaco is being threatened by the Reverend Jesse Jackson.
He says the corporation must come up with a plan to hire more women and minorities.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Greenville, SC;


The threat comes after reports that a Texaco executive used racial slurs when referring to minorities.
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((REV. JESSE JACKSON: THE RACISM AND SEXISM IS RAMPANT. UNLESS WOMEN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE ALLOWED TO GET INTO THESE CORPORATE POSITIONS AND GROW AND BE PROTECTED BY LAW, WE'LL BE SIMPLY LOCKED OUT.))
SUPER=07-Rev. Jesse Jackson;
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Jackson said he plans to meet with the Chairman of Texaco tomorrow to discuss the problem.

P-Carjacking


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#none
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Roanoke police are on the lookout tonight for an alleged carjacker.
48-year old John Alexander Carter told police he was driving along Center Avenue, Northwest-- when a man gestured for him to pull over.
Another man wearing a white stocking cap opened the passenger door of Carter's truck.
Authorities say the man brandished a semi-automatic handgun and demanded money.
When they didn't find any cash in Carter's wallet, the suspect fired shots through the truck's window.
Carter jumped out of his 1997 Dodge Ram pickup.
Police found the truck in northwest Roanoke, but say the suspect is still at large.

P-Auto-Thefts


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-84 NET-K
GRAPHIC=NONE


The number of robberies in cars has increased dramatically this year in Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Authorities say thieves have stolen nearly 200- thousand dollars worth of items from cars since January first.
They're urging the public to be more careful, especially during the holiday shopping season.
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((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM IN THE CITY THAT HAS NOT BEEN ISOLATED TO ANY PARTICULAR AREA. IT'S BEEN HAPPENING ALL OVER THE CITY, BUT IT HAS BEEN HAPPENING MORE OFTEN IN THE SHOPPING AREAS.)) ((CHIEF CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE: IT REALLY IS VERY TEMPTING, BECAUSE THESE ARE CRIMES OF OPPORTUNITY. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO RIDE AROUND, THEY SEE SOMETHING GOOD IN YOUR CAR AND IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT TO BREAK IN.))
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SUPER=01-Chief Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police; :13
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VO-NAT


Police are hoping a new reward program will help curb the number of car break- ins.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Political positioning is underway as the race to fill Virgil Goode's seat is on the horizon.
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VO-NAT


And today we observed Veterans Day-- with ceremonies throughout our area-- its all coming up on NEWS-7 Primetime.
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P-Dudley


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-33
GRAPHIC=dudley


Ninth district delegate Allen Dudley has made it official-- saying he wants to take
SS=goode

Virgil Goode's senate seat in Richmond.
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If Dudley's elected it would bring a Republican majority in the senate for the first time.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


This morning at a rally, the Rocky Mount Republican announced he will run for the seat left by Virgil Goode.
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IN Q=With Senator

((ALLEN DUDLEY/R- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: WITH SENATOR GOODE LEAVING THIS AREA, I SAW A GREAT VOID IN LEADERSHIP AND WE'RE IN DESPERATE NEED OF LEADERSHIP. WE'RE IN DESPERATE NEED OF HAVING PEOPLE RECOGNIZE THAT THERE IS LIFE ON THIS SIDE OF RICHMOND AND I THINK I'M PREPARED TO PROVIDE THAT LEADERSHIP. ))
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VO-NAT


Dudley served as the 9th District Representative for three years.
He compares his political ideology to Virgil Goode-- a long time friend and high school class mate.
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P-Vets-Day


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#596-34
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So far no democrats have officially thrown their hats into the ring, but Roscoe Reynolds is expected to run.
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VO-NAT


The Democratic Delegate met with Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer tonight.
And Beyer says he will provide whatever assistance he can to keep the district in the democratic fold.
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((THIS IS LIKELY TO BE A THREE OR FOUR WEEK RACE WHICH MEANS PEOPLE WILL POUR ENORMOUS RESOURCES FROM ACROSS THE STATE, EVEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY. IT'S A CHANCE FOR REPUBLICANS TO HAVE THEIR FIRST REPUBLICAN SENATE SINCE RECONSTRUCTION AND IT'S TIME FOR ME AND FOR US TO TRY TO PRESERVE THAT DELICATE BALANCE.))
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P-Local-Vets-Day


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-83
GRAPHIC=Veterans Day


Beyer was in Roanoke today for Veterans Day ceremonies--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Today at William Fleming High School, World War II combat veteran Clyde Easter said a new generation of leaders must not forget the sacrifices that men and women have made for their country.
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IN Q=And I just hope that

((CLYDE EASTER/COMBAT VETERAN: AND I JUST HOPE THAT THE YOUNG PEOPLE WILL REALIZE THE TREMENDOUS COST THAT IT HAS BEEN FOR OUR FREEDOM THAT WE ENJOY TODAY.))
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OUT Q=that we enjoy today.
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VO-NAT


And at the Virginia Veterans Care Center, Lieutenant Governor Beyer said the nation must stand by its commitment to quality health care for veterans.
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IN Q=As congress

((AS CONGRESS FIGHTS TO MAKE GOVERNMENT EVEN LEANER, PRESIDENT CLINTON YESTERDAY SAID HE'S GOING TO BALANCE THE BUDGET IN THIS TERM, LET US ALL RESOLVE THAT THERE BE NO RETREAT ON OUR COMMITMENT TO HEALTH CARE FOR VETERANS.))
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P-Natl-Day


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Arlington, VA; :


In a traditional ceremony, President Clinton today placed a wreath at the "Tomb of the Unknowns" at Arlington National Cemetery.
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VO-NAT


It was a day to stare the horrors of war in the face-- like that of a child staring back from a black and white photo as she ran from a napalm attack.
Today that very same face was calm and forgiving....
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((PHAN THI KIM PHUC: I CANNOT CHANGE HISTORY, I ONLY WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THE TRAGEDY OF WAR, IN ORDER TO DO THINGS TO STOP FIGHTING AND KILLING AROUND THE WORLD. ))
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VO-NAT


It was service, no matter when, no matter where...that remained the heart of this Veterans Day.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


If you think it's cold here, check out Ohio, where winter is well underway--

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VO-NAT


And a little later on NEWS-7 Primetime...America's baby boom generation is beginning to break 50-- and the party is just getting started.
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P-Snow


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-c
GRAPHIC=winter wx


An early blast of winter has covered much of the Great Lakes Region.
And it isn't getting any better.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH;


The National Weather service is predicting another foot of snow for Northeastern Ohio.
Look at what folks in Cleveland are dealing with- snow everywhere.
It's already left thousands without power.
SUPER=03-Erie, PA;


In Erie Pennsylvania, people spent this Veterans day out clearing the snow.
12 inches fell there and ten more could be on the way.
SUPER=03-Nr. Barboursville, WV;


In West Virginia, icy roads caused this 20 car pileup on Interstate 64- stopping early morning traffic.
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Stay tuned-- News-7 Primetime on WEFC, will cruise right along, with our Video of the Day--right after this break. cc sponsor go to break

P-Boomers


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-40
GRAPHIC=fit at 50


One by one, some 77 million Americans will cross the half century mark in the next 18 years.
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VO-NAT


That's a lot of birthday cake.
The census bureau estimates that every seven and a half seconds, another boomer is blowing out candles.
For the past 40 years, the National institutes of Health has been conducting an ongoing study-- watching and recording how Americans are aging.
The study's striking conclusion:
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((IS REALLY TO SHATTER THE MYTH THAT GETTING OLD IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH. ))
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***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
Dr. Jeffrey Medder says better medicine now means that 50 year olds are in better health.
At the turn of the century, most people approaching 50 were approaching death.
By 1960, a 50-year-old could expect to live another 15 to 20 years.
Today, life expectancy at 50 is another 30 to 35 years.
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SOT 18:57:34
IN Q=People today

((GALE SHEEHY/AUTHOR, NEW PASSAGES: PEOPLE TODAY AT 50 ARE CLIMBING MOUNTAINS, RUNNING RAPIDS, STARTING NEW BUSINESSES, STARTING NEW FAMILIES ))
SUPER=01-Gale Sheehy/"New Passages" Author; :
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VO-NAT


It's the generation that challenged authority growing up, and changed everything it touched.
The baby boomers, now it seems, are ready to re-define 50.
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cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#cool video
GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


Our top video pick tonight might inspire some vacation dreams....and even plans.
With the cold weather settling in-- how'd you like to board a cruise ship and head some place warm?
There's plenty of room on the "Destiny."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-New York;


The largest cruise ship ever built is now docked outside the largest city in America.
This is Carnival Cruise line's new 400-million dollar "Destiny."
It's taller than the Statue of Liberty and is almost the length of THREE football fields.
The ship can carry 34-hundred passengers--it is 14-decks tall and features a Rotunda, and a 214 foot-long waterslide.
In two weeks, the ship will begin sailing from Miami through the Caribbean.
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SP-Smoltz


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-24
GRAPHIC=primetime big


Tonight on PrimeTime sports, the Hokies hit the hardwood for some exhibition action with the Yugoslavians, Dubkov is coming back to the Express, and UVa is trying to avoid getting tarred by the Heels this weekend.
Plus, earlier tonight the Baseball Writers of American named Braves' pitcher John Smoltz the national league's Cy Young award winner.
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((JOHN SMOLTZ/1996 CY YOUNG AWARD WINNER:))
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SP-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TB97-1
GRAPHIC=TECH HOOPS


The Virginia Tech Hokies got a look at some outside competition tonight as they hosted the Yugoslavian National game in a preseason exhibition at the Cassell.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00


After undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery earlier this Fall, Ace Custis was anxious to get back on the court.
But first wasn't it nice of the Yugoslavians to bring Bil Foster some retirement gifts.
Once things got started, freshman Andre Ray makes the bounce pass inside to Ace, and the Hokies lone returning starter knocks down the jump shot.
Then Keefe Matthews,who will be counted on heavily this season, fights his way through the defense for this Jumper.
Roanoke senior Troy Manns will then bottom out the nice jumper from the top of the key to give Tech an early lead.
SUPER=33-Yugoslavia/53/Virginia Tech/69;


And watch this. Matthews inside to Ace, then back to Matthews for the dunk as Tech beats the Yugoslavians 69 to 53.
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SP-College


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE
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PINNACLE PAGE
The Virginia Tech football team is on the road this weekend visiting Miami.
The Canes are ranked below Tech in both the writer's and coaches' polls this week, but you know the Canes will be out for revenge after losing to the Hokies last year.
You can watch it all Saturday at 3:30 LIVE right here on your Hometown station.
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SP-UVa


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-24
GRAPHIC=UVA FOOTBALL


The Virginia Cavaliers also face a game of enormous proportions this weekend as 6th ranked North Carolina comes to Charlottesville.
Steve Mason says the Cavs may need to win this game to get any kind of postseason glory.
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Saturday; :00
SUPER=01-Todd White/UVa Co-Captain; :09
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC; :23
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/1,116 Yards & 14 TDs This Year; :38
SUPER=@steve1; :51
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; 1:00
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SP-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ice-96
GRAPHIC=EXPRESS/RICHMOND


The Roanoke Express is back home after it's lengthy road trip and set to welcome the Richmond Renegades to the Round House tomorrow night.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-1995-96 Season; :00


Today Pierre Paiement, the tema's general manager announced that Ilya Dubkov is coming back to the team ASAP.
Dubkov already has left Moscow and is waiting final immigration clearance before rejoining the team.
Dubkov left Roanoke to play with the red Army team, but he says he's committed to returning to the Express and helping stabilize this year's young team.
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preview-boards


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#bds
GRAPHIC=none


Here's what we are working on in the newsroom for NEWS-7 at 11.
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SUPER=76-Prisons Under Pressure


Ellen Qualls begins her series "Prison Under Pressure-- a look at the current prison system that's bursting at the seams.
SUPER=77-Getting "Slap Happy"


And the laughs return to Roanoke-- as Slap Happy's Comedy Club takes up residence in the basement of the Patrick Henry Hotel.
SUPER=x5025
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE

Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, We'll see you tomorrow. All this in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7.